PUPPY!!!!!!!

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This very good girl is my house guest this week:

https://imgur.com/a/vYE2tyY

that is extremely 3rd Grade Yearbook smile, i love it

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:50 (one year ago) link

if i get another animal, i'm going to get pet insurance asap. the pre-existing conditions bullshit is definitely still a thing with animals. by the time we found out my dog had hip dysplasia, there was no way we could get insurance.

Karl Malone, Friday, 22 February 2019 20:51 (one year ago) link

Douglas is on WW2 sized rations of boiled chicken and rice until his intestine recovers, but his appetite has completely returned. When I put the bowl down it is like like watching a whizzing blur of piranhas on a feeding frenzy, it's so funny.

calzino, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:19 (one year ago) link

the labrador appetite is a thing to behold

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 21:20 (one year ago) link

i want a fucking dog

global tetrahedron, Friday, 22 February 2019 21:24 (one year ago) link

the labrador appetite is a thing to behold

We fostered a young black lab for a few months, and he managed to eat the best part of a 12 kg bag of dog food. Like, he just rammed that stuff down his gullet double-quick until he was completely misshapen. We had a trip to the vets at 11pm on a bank holiday. He was so stuffed with food, she was afraid it would rot inside him before he could break it down. So she knocked him out and manually worked that food through his system. Liquid paraffin poured in one end, literal punching of his stomach to work it into the food, then out the other end it came. It took an hour to clear him. We had to sleep in the living room with the back door open so he could continue the process.

Next morning, he was STARVING. You never met such a hungry dog in your life.

trishyb, Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:08 (one year ago) link

not really funny for the dog .. but lool! There is something quite comic about their grim obsession with food. My last Lab used to plot raids on the bin. He'd always be watching what went in and mount a knock the bin over and grab and run raid later. Obv this decreased in frequency as he got older, but the old dog still had a few tricks in him.

calzino, Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:15 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0MdhRaWsAIyEjG.jpg

I told him next time I catch him eating a sock I will be jolly mad and make him eat the rest of the drawer.

calzino, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:07 (one year ago) link

sorry pops, y'know i just can't resist the smell of th-*deep snoring sounds*

Karl Malone, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:11 (one year ago) link

:p

calzino, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:13 (one year ago) link

one of our doggies passed yesterday. pretty tough on our son.

― you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:38 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

our surviving dog was breathing weirdly, so we took him into the vet and...he probably has cancer and only a few months left, if that. sheesh.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:43 (one year ago) link

genuinely sorry to hear that m bison.

calzino, Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:49 (one year ago) link

omg that is too much
i'm sorry
too sad!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 24 February 2019 20:51 (one year ago) link

oh no. :( i'm sorry, m bison.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:14 (one year ago) link

m bison, that's all awful. I'm so sorry.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:09 (one year ago) link

Allegedly Labradors have genetically lost the trigger in your stomach/brain that tells you that you're full. Poor buggers are ALWAYS hungry.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:10 (one year ago) link

Perhaps that is partly why they are so trainable as sniffers/guide dogs etc, in the sense that the reward means so much more to them than other doogies!

calzino, Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:20 (one year ago) link

one of our doggies passed yesterday. pretty tough on our son.

― you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:38 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

our surviving dog was breathing weirdly, so we took him into the vet and...he probably has cancer and only a few months left, if that. sheesh.

― you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:43 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

put dog #2 (simon) down last night. he deteriorated so quickly after dog 1 (charlie) died last week. he was was mostly chipper this week, though, until i got home last night and he couldn't pick his head up without discomfort or pain.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Friday, 1 March 2019 12:27 (one year ago) link

i took this one a lot harder. partly because i thought we had more time with him and had far less time to prepare for his passing than the other one. partly because i picked him out when we first got him and spent the lion's share of time with him. he could be a difficult dog at times; he was a shelter rescue and he was big on chewing stuff he wasn't supposed to and pissing in the house all the time when we weren't home. but he was also very loving and protective.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Friday, 1 March 2019 12:31 (one year ago) link

anyway, this is the first time in maybe 25 years -- not counting the year i was out of town for college -- that i don't have a pet in my house.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Friday, 1 March 2019 12:31 (one year ago) link

sorry man; that's really rough.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 March 2019 15:00 (one year ago) link

M bison, so sorry, that is terrible

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:32 (one year ago) link

i'm really sorry m bison, that is awful. i hope you're doing ok, it must be overwhelming. <3

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:35 (one year ago) link

i recuperated by lining up to adopt 2 chihuahuas. they should be ready by tuesday. naming em ziggy and manu and will have pictures.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:46 (one year ago) link

that is a very good idea, and an adorable one as well. holy crap! how old are they?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:48 (one year ago) link

theyre each about a year old. luckily my school is v close to the city animal care services so i went after work initially intending to get one dog, but these two dudes were cellmates and brought in at the same time, so i couldnt separate them!

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:54 (one year ago) link

i recommend picking up the beverly hills chihuahua trilogy on the way home as well, this will be essential viewing for your new fam

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:57 (one year ago) link

I went down that path of getting another puppy before thinking too much about it when suffering bereavement. It has been hard work, but I don't regret the decision at all.

calzino, Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:07 (one year ago) link

how is the sock gobbler

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:22 (one year ago) link

mar dhea and theres a few round here wouldnt be safe from him indeed

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:23 (one year ago) link

he's a bit depressed with the new low sock access regime, the intestine recovery rations he's on, lack of off the lead action and the elizabethan head-piece is inflicting psychological duress. I'd like to think the brush with death has instilled a new sense of maturity in him, but as soon as the stitches come out on wednesday he'll be back to his best/worst in no time I reckon, but thank god tbh.

calzino, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:52 (one year ago) link

I can't get a new dog till after the summer -- we're having major renovation work done on our house and we have to move out for a few months.

trishyb, Sunday, 3 March 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4Ge4jRW4AAU1Aw.jpg

Douglas is 6 months old today. ffs I lose the daily count of the amount of times I'm retrieving stones and lumps of chewing gum out of his gob. But he's growing into a real handsome dog for sure.

calzino, Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:07 (one year ago) link

extremely good boy

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:08 (one year ago) link

That’s a real good creek you found there, Douglas <3

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:59 (one year ago) link

https://imgur.com/a/KwXvHXg

this is my buddy, Buddy

gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:30 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/poRjUMw.jpg

gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:30 (one year ago) link

(not actually mine, but we are pals)

gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:32 (one year ago) link

I am a fan of these dogs.

god i want a dog

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 April 2019 03:13 (one year ago) link

new mexico pup style! love it

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 April 2019 03:44 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/ejMadtx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IjPW1ix.jpg

meet charlie! he's 3 but looks (and acts) like an old man. was a stray in texas and on a kill list and then bounced through fosters and bad adoptions :(

but now he's home! he is extremely mellow and settling in. already has a favorite spot on the couch and spent last night curled up at my feet in bed.

my first dog, i love it so far

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:58 (eleven months ago) link

he looks gorgeous!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:02 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EGt4z2pWkAEy9eW?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

this is my main doog Douglas, he's reaching his first birthday in 2 days!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:08 (eleven months ago) link

handsome boy

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:17 (eleven months ago) link

he has some very unsavoury habits and is an obsessive scavenger, so I have to put a muzzle on him off the lead until we get into deep countryside. Because he will literally eat anything, including discarded socks, dog-shit, fox-shit literally anything... but he is slowly getting more sensible.

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:35 (eleven months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuNXSzvWwAAyOs9.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuqA86nWkAAUMBZ.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0MdhRaWsAIyEjG.jpg

just shamelessly reposting earlier pics of Douglas's development in the last year from this thread, including after he needed major surgery to have a sock removed from his small intestine after nearly dying, because I felt like it!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:59 (eleven months ago) link

he practically collapses that settee when jumps on it now!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 01:01 (eleven months ago) link

two extremely good boys imo

NEWS Giant penis frog didn’t have a giant penis after all (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 13 October 2019 05:52 (eleven months ago) link

Doug is so beautiful. Black labs are my favourite. Does he like to greet people by putting their arms in his mouth? We had a black lab who did that. Not everyone likes that, we discovered.

And look at Charlie! I hope he'll turn out to be a total rascal when you've had him for a while and he settles in properly.

This is our pack (I don't know if this photo will work).
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EC5Xz6xXYAAkEcc?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

trishyb, Sunday, 13 October 2019 08:56 (eleven months ago) link


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